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Congratulations! to new SIB Business Members Rosalyn
Hickman of Covenant Keypers; Joyce Holt of The Health Nut;
and Stephanie Sinkfield of State Farm Insurance. See them
and and other featured businesses showcased on the Sisters
In Business website by
clicking here, or visit
Help two sisters go to Kenya to help others as part
of Manna Relief missions team. Read more below.
You are invited to "meet and greet" the members,
partners, and vendors of Sisters In Business at our "1st
Year Anniversary & New Website Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony" February 15, 2007. All are invited. Read more
HR Professional Seeking Employment. Read below.
WRCB-TV 3 Trends
Features SIB Clients & Owner February 10
Sisters In Business on Channel 3 Trends
Sisters In Business Network members Darlene Houston of
Darlene's Purse-sonal Collection and Dorothea Johnson of
Inner Glow Skin Care Services, along with Sisters In
Business owner Tekelia C.
Kelly on the WRCB-TV 3 morning show "Trends", this
Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 9:30 AM.
Channel 3’s weekly Public Affairs Program. Sisters
In Business will be among the special guests joining
Program Host Jamie Hancock to discuss and demonstrate
the clients, products, and services of the network.
Thank you Ms.
Hancock, and all the great staff of WRCB-TV 3, to
Production Assistant Tosha Patterson, who volunteered
for the demonstration of Dorothea Johnson's
wonderful facial treatment; Teleprompter Laurie Davis
who shared with us her interests in being in business,
and Cameraman Marques Greene who cued and captured what
turned out to be a wonderful production taping
to read more about Sisters in
Business on WRCB-TV 3 Trends.
can catch Trends On 3 each Saturday morning at 9:30 on WRCB-TV
SIB Ribbon Cutting
Press Release for SIB 1st Anniversary &
Sisters in Business
Sisters in Business will celebrate its first year
anniversary and grand opening of its new website
www.sistersinbusiness.net on February 15 at the
Development Resource Center (DRC) at 1250 Market Street,
Chattanooga, TN ((USA). The celebration will begin at
11:30 a.m. with “Meet & Greet” networking and a
mini-trade show or clients' and partners' products and
The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct
the ribbon-cutting as part of the ceremony which begins
at 1:30 p.m.. Gold Level Sponsor Woman's Way Journal,
and Silver Level Sponsors Henderson Hutcherson &
McCullough, Aquarium Foods, and Aladdin Printing &
Copying are presenting
partners of the occasion; and Walter Johnson and Lew
Goss, owners of Aquarium Foods, will be providing hors
d’oeuvres for the festivities.
Everyone is invited to join in the celebration and
participate in this networking event. “Sisters In
Business promotes women-owned, minority, and small
businesses, and helps them succeed by offering
affordable and easy online and live business solutions
that help strengthen market position and provide a
competitive edge,” according to founder and president
“The official website name change from sisters-in-business.com
to sistersinbusiness.net has resulted in greater
internet marketing results and yielded high listings in
most search engines,” Kelly says. “This means greater
visibility and searchability for network businesses.”
Now having developed alliances with other
women networking groups in the USA and the United
Kingdom, the company is well on its way to bringing into
fruition its vision of connecting women in business and
their communities locally and worldwide, according to
“Chattanooga is a top-rated city known for its
wonderful attractions and quality of life,” she says.
“Customer-wise, we want to be a virtual gateway to
beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the USA.
Business-wise we want to be a ‘connecting flight’ within
the USA, and between other ‘women in business’
For more in
information about the February 15 event or to advertise
at the event, please call Kelly at 423.421.5646 or email
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SIB 2nd Annual Business Women’s Empowerment
Annual Business Women's Empowerment Expo, June 2007
Featuring Luncheon, Trade Showcase, and
Exhibitor Tables are now being accepted. For more information,
contact Tekelia C. Kelly at 423.421.5646 or email
Joyce B. Holt, Owner/RN The Health Nut
Holt, RN & Owner of The Health Nut Joins SIB
Business is proud to present new business client Joyce
B. Holt, Owner of The Health Nut, located at
5805 Lee Highway, Suite 304, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Joyce is a
veteran Registered Nurse, and also a Natural Health
Consultant. She has been a Registered Nurse for
twenty three years; experienced in a variety of
specialties including Emergency/Trauma, Flight Nurse,
and private practice Cardiology.
Joyce to the Sisters In Business Worldwide Network. For
more information about Joyce Holt and the Health Nut
click here for her Business Directory info, or email her
Rosalyn Hickman, Exec. Dir. Covenant Keypers
Breaking News: Rosalyn Hickman, Executive Director of
Covenant Keypers, Inc. Joins SIB
Sisters In Business is proud to present new business client Rosalyn
Rosalyn and her husband Gary are founders of Covenant Keypers, Inc. (A
marriage ministry to Christian churches, Christian
businesses and today's multicultural community) Rosalyn
is also a Christian mentor/counselor to married, single,
and divorced women who are seeking the will of God for
Covenant Keypers invites local churches to celebrate “Marriage
Recognition Sunday” on February 11, 2007, by
recognizing and honoring married and engaged couples
during morning worship service. For great ideas on how
to honor married couples in your local church, please
visit Covenant Keypers online at
Sisters In Business
For more information about Rosalyn Hickman
click here, or
Sinkfield, Owner/Agent State Farm Insurance
News: Stephanie Sinkfield, Owner/Agent at State Farm Joins SIB
Sisters In Business is proud to present new client
is the newest State Farm Owner/Agent in Chattanooga, TN.
She has been with State Farm for 14 years in several
capacities. Her office is located in the
Lee Marketplace which is on the corner of East Brainerd
Road and Lee Highway. The Sinkfield Agency
offers a variety of products that include Auto, Fire,
Life, and Health Insurance. She also offers
comprehensive packages for Small Business Owners to
help them protect their
business and assets.
Welcome Stephanie to the Sisters In Business Network.
For more information about Stephanie Sinkfield and her
State Farm Agency
click here, or email
her at email@example.com.
Let Your Voice
Be Heard by Beverly Inman-Ebel, TLC CEO
Business Communications Column
Let Your Voice Be Heard, by Beverly Inman-Ebel
Majority women-owned firms have continued to grow at
nearly two times the rate of all firms since 1997.
These women-owned firms have also seen growth in
employees and sales: the 10.4 million firms owned by
women are employing 12.8 million people and generating
1.9 trillion dollars in sales. We are shaping this
What will help your company to grow in 2007? Look in
the mirror and you will find your best asset – you! Get
passionate about your business. No one can sell your
products or service quite like you can. Get the phone
ringing by making some calls.
38% of a first impression is formed by the voice, and if
you are making contacts over the phone, this percentage
is even higher. What kind of impression does your voice
make? Here are some pointers to help you to make the
that when we get nervous, we tend to talk faster. Slow
down your rate. You can help lower your rate when you
are speaking over the phone by slowly moving your arm as
you speak. The movement of the larger muscle (your arm)
will set the rhythm or rate of your vocal folds.
Insert pauses. A pause is a one-to-three second
non-verbalization. Pauses are particularly helpful
after you ask a question. This gives the person time to
think and makes sure you don’t answer your own
question. Pause before you give a complex answer. It
is amazing what your brain can do with the extra three
seconds. When you have made a particular point that you
want the listener to think about, is another good time
Lower your pitch when you need to sound more
serious. Women have thinner vocal folds than men. The
thinner fold causes our voices to sound high and
excitable. An easy way to find your correct pitch is to
say, “uh-huh” in a relaxed voice. The “huh” is the
pitch that is best for you. Compare this pitch to the
one you use when you are about to complete a sale.
Listen to a speaker that you admire. Notice
their speech patterns and strive to emulate them.
Record your voice. The easiest way to do this is
to change your outgoing voice message on your phone each
day. If you want to sound excited, speak a little
faster and raise your pitch on verbs and adjectives. If
you want to sound sincere, lower the pitch on these
Most of all, be yourself – your best self. Know that
you can paint a picture with your voice and that picture
can be how your potential customer visualizes your
Inman-Ebel is the CEO of TLC, Talk Listen Communicate,
LLC. She is the former national president of
National Association of Women Business Owners and was
named the 2004-2006 International Woman Entrepreneur by
FCEM. For further information about Beverly
Iman-Ebel click her, or contact
Choose a Healthy Lifestyles by Dr. Tanya Horne,
Health & Well-Being Column
the Course After the New Year Resolution:
Choosing a Healthier Way of Life This Year by Dr.
Tanya Horne, MD
New Year has just begun and it’s the time of year when
we make New Year’s resolutions. We say we are going
to lose weight, exercise more, eat right, get our
finances in order and save more. We often have good
intentions and we hit the blocks running. The
department stores put the workout clothes up front,
we buy new workout attire; join the gym and set out
to improve our overall health and wellbeing by
exercising, losing weight and eating right. All too
often after we start, several weeks later, the
excitement of the New Year wears off and so does the
new habits of eating right and exercising and
achieving better health and well-being.
Exercising and eating right cannot be just the latest
fad diet in an attempt to lose weight for an upcoming
event; it has to become a way a life; something that
you incorporate into your daily life.
Physical activity and regular exercise offer many
health benefits including decreasing the risk of
cardiovascular disease, reducing cholesterol,
decreasing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to
name a few. Obesity is reaching record numbers in
this country. Current recommendation include
exercising at least 30 minutes of physical exercise
daily. Incorporating a good diet along with regular
exercise is a great way to start the New Year for a
new you. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, limit
the amount of red meats and use lean cuts of meat. Eat
1-2 servings of fish a week. Bake or broil your meats
instead of frying. Limit the amount of sweets and
sugar in your diet.
The choice is ours. We can continue in our old
unhealthy way of life including living a sedentary
lifestyle and not exercising on a regular basis ,
making bad choices in our diet and making excuses for
why we don’t eat right or why we don’t have time to
exercise. We make choices everyday . We can choose
to pass by the fast food restaurant or make healthier
choices from the menu. Even better we can save money
by preparing healthy meals at home.
Make the choice to start today to improve your health
and well-being. Contact your Family Physician before
starting an exercise program.
Tanya M. Horne, MD is
both business executive and
entrepreneur. Tanya works in a professional position
as a Medical Consultant at Unum Provident in
Chattanooga, Tennessee. She also is an Independent
Consultant for Arbonne International. For more
information about Tanya Horne and Arbonne
click here. You
may also contact her at (423) 313-7065 or
Youth In Business Special Feature
the Business of Doing Ministry
and Chelsea Mello
are two sisters in need of raising six thousand
dollars in funds to go on a missions trip to
Kenya, Africa. Read more about their story below:
"God has been so faithful in
providing for us and preparing us for this trip.
We are so excited about this opportunity to love
and serve others. Our plane departs February 13th
at 2:24pm from Atlanta. We arrive back home three
We are part of a team of 12 that is going with an
organization called Manna Relief. They provide
nutritional supplements to orphans on every
continent. They have already reached 42,000
orphans in 300 orphanages in 72 countries.
What do we do?
When we visit the orphanages we will be delivering
products and educating the caretakers. The team
will have opportunities to play with the children,
pass out toys, share Bible stories, and perform
skits and puppet songs. We may help paint, or assist in a construction project, or help with
administration in an office; any practical ways we
can bless the missionaries that we go to serve.
Most definitely we will be giving out lots of hugs
Thank you so very much for all your help!
Chelsea and Ashley Mello"
To support Ashley and Chelsea on their mission to
help others, please send your check donations made payable to Ashley Mello (for Manna Relief)
to the following address.
Please send as soon as
possible, preferably by February 10th.
Ashley (and Chelsea) Mello
7900 1/2 Hale Road
Hixson, TN 37343
For further information about this mission trip
Click here to
see more Youth in Business & Ministry Services.
Valentine Day Special
Happy Valentine Day from Inner Glow Skin Care Service
Indulge and relax
your loved one with a wonderful Valentine Gift box from
Inner Glow Skin Care Service, now located at
"The Health Nut".
Valentine Gift box contains all of the following:
A 1 hour Full Facial
Gift Card, which includes a deep cleanse, tone,
exfoliation, mask, steam and mild massage on arms, chest
and feet. (**Please note that the time to use the Gift
certificate can be scheduled at your loved one's
A Feather Rose
Pure and Basic Natural Body lotion,
body scrub, or shower gel
Wuyi Rock Tea Green/peach tea sample
Lavender Eye Pillow
Relaxing Oil with a Oil Burner, and
for just $70.00 dollars.
However, if your loved one really
loves massages, opt for the
Full Body Facial
Valentine Gift Box, which includes everything you see
above, but the Body Facial will cover the whole body
from the Back to both legs and then include the Full 1
all for $90.00.
This Facial last 1 hour and 20 minutes.
If you decide to have this Facial done,
as a Bonus,
the items listed above and you will only pay for the
cost of the Body Facial
which is $90.00.
is a lovely way to say "I love you" this Valentines Day and you can't beat this offer.
Dorothea Johnson at 423-290-5023 or 553-0750
this offer last.
Inner Glow Skin Care is
owned and operated by Dorothea J. Johnson, a certified
licensed aesthetician. Learn more about Inner
Glow and Dorothea by
clicking here, or visit
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